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History of Pernstejn


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It was founded by the Lords of Medlov probably between 1270-1285. The family branch seated at the castle and adopted the then fashionable name Pernstejn, which is the Czech version probably derived of the German name, Barenstein - the "Bear Rock". Its history is closely connected to the Lords of Pern┼ítejn (Pernstejnov├ę) and their descendants. It has kept its intact appearance in the Gothic and Renaissance form as it was finished in the first half of the 16th century by the Pernstejns, then the richest and most powerful lordly family of the Czech kingdom. Pernstejn is one of the best preserved castles in Czech Republic
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